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Public Affairs Contacts for Press Inquiries

The USGS has public affairs staff located across the country to respond to reporters questions. We are readily available to help reporters find an expert on a variety of earth and biological science topics.

Public Affairs Officer: Anne-Berry Wade, 703-648-4460

For general inquiries contact: 703-648-4460

For information related to earthquake events contact: 303-273-8500
(USGS National Earthquake Information Center)

State Contacts for Press Inquiries

Eastern States
(AL, AR. CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, VA, VI, VT, WV)

Vic Hines, 813-855-3125
Hannah Hamilton, 703-648-4356
Christian Quintero, 813-498-5019

Central States
(AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TX, UT, WI)

David Ozman, 303-202-4744
Heidi Koontz, 303-202-4763
Jennifer LaVista, 303-202-4764
Marisa Lubeck, 303-202-4765

Western States
(AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY)

Justin Pressfield, 916-278-9500
Leslie Gordon, 650-329-4006
Paul Laustsen, 650-329-4046

Congressional Affairs Contacts

USGS Congressional Affairs staff are available at 703-648-4455. Additional information may be found on the Congressional Statements and USGS Congressional Briefing Series websites.

Headquarters Contacts:  Phone: 703-648-4455  Fax: 703-648-5427

Congressional Affairs Officer: Tim West, 703-648-4455

Kathleen Gohn, 703-648-4242
Covers: Energy and Minerals | and Environmental Health | Natural Hazards
Clarice Ransom, 703-648-4299
Covers: Water
Chris Trent, 703-648-4451
Covers: Climate and Land-Use Change | Core Science Systems
Holly Fowler, 703-648-4442
Covers: Ecosystems | Congressional Briefing Series

Audio Visual

Don Becker, 303-202-4770  (Email preferred:
Steve Wessells, 702-564-4626
Jake Massey, 303-202-4759

External Communications

External Communications Officer: Karen Armstrong, 703-648-4447

Need to find a USGS contact not mentioned above? Use the USGS Employee Directory!


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